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100 Moments That Changed TV

100 Moments That Changed TV


TV Guide Network will look at the monumental moments that have affected today's television landscape in a five-part series starting Sunday.

Among the biggest: Janet Jackson's Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction," the Van Doren "Quiz Show" scandal, and how reality shows such as Survivor and American Idol launched a new genre.

Journalists such as Tom Brokaw discuss the debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, the O.J. Simpson trial and the birth of CNN. Larry King explains how his talk show paved the way for the viewer participation format. And Frank Gifford addresses the start of Monday Night Football.

Robin Roberts, Bryant Gumbel and Cynthia McFadden and various pop-culture experts will weigh in about how these major moments influenced the powerful medium. (Source: T V Guide)
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Conclusion. A countdown of landmark TV events includes the birth of "American Idol"; the origin of 24-hour cable news; and the negative impact the O.J. Simpson trial had on soap operas. Among those interviewed: Larry King; Bryant Gumbel; Tom Brokaw; Cynthia McFadden; and Frank Gifford.

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Warning: 100 Moments That Changed TV guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Mini-Series
Genre: Action | Anthology | Celebrities | Comedy | Drama | Educational | Family | History
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: TVGN ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 02, 2011
Episode Order: 5
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